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In September of 2011, newly-elected Mayor Mike Rawlings and I announced the formation of the Commit Partnership. We did so in the belief that the educational challenges our community faced were too [...]
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Voters in the Garland, Irving, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD boundaries made a transformational investment in the future of education in their communities by supporting their [...]

Voters in the Cedar Hill, Garland, Irving, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD boundaries have an opportunity to make a transformational investment in the future of education [...]

In September of 2011, newly-elected Mayor Mike Rawlings and I announced the formation of the Commit Partnership. We did so in the belief that the [...]

Today’s teachers are responsible for preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Research demonstrates that the quality of a teacher's preparation directly correlates with their classroom performance [...]

An estimated 86% of all good full-time jobs in the U.S. require a postsecondary credential. By 2030, 62% of all Texas jobs will require the [...]

Citing the benefits that high-impact tutoring has on improving student outcomes, Commit Partnership Senior Director of Academic Recovery Dr. Sharla Horton-Williams urged the Texas House [...]

Teachers are the biggest in-school factor on student achievement, but many are leaving the classroom in what’s been referred to by master educator Shareefah Mason [...]

The legislative process is often contentious, and the 87th Texas Legislature was certainly no exception. But amidst several heated debates, we were heartened to find [...]

Tthe road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, now entering its second year, will be long and complex.

After serving for a year on the Texas Commission for Public School Finance, Senate Education Chair Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) filed legislation on March 8th to [...]

After a year’s worth of inquiry and research into Texas’ public school finance system, House Public Education Chair Dan Huberty (R-Houston) filed legislation Tuesday to [...]

For the past 12 months, a select commission of lawmakers, educators, and community members collaborated on a detailed set of recommendations for the Texas Legislature to [...]